Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Innocent Black People to Make Dept Look Like They Solved Crime

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Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Innocent Black People to Make Dept Look Like They Solved Crime – Free Thought Project

 

Miami, FL — Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano used to brag about solving 100 percent of the town’s crimes. However, this week he admitted to how he accomplished such an impossible feat — he framed innocent black people.

A scathing report from the Miami Herald details that on multiple occasions, former chief Atesiano told his cops to target random black people and charge them with crimes in open cases so they could boast their clearance rate — which is defined as the amount of open cases solved by the department.

According to the Miami Herald, Atesiano, 52, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge of depriving the three suspects of their civil rights because he and the officers framed them. Although race was not a factor in the federal case against the former police chief, the three wrongly arrested men are black.

“If they have burglaries that are open cases that are not solved yet, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries,” one cop, Anthony De La Torre, said in an internal probe ordered in 2014, according to the Herald. “They were basically doing this to have a 100% clearance rate for the city.”




 

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